|What's hot, not for the week|
By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist
Golf has never been an egalitarian sport; some probably see that as part of its appeal. Yet this week, as we tune into the U.S. Open, the bandwagon notion is summed neatly in two words: Public course. No pretensions. No expectations. Perhaps evoking an image of the heroes of "Tin Cup" or "Happy Gilmore."
Never mind the near-impossibility of getting a tee time at Bethpage. The fact is, the mere idea of golf courses being public -- like some kind of Robert Moses project -- makes recreational duffers giddy with free-spiritedness. So get out and join your fellow commoners for 18 on your nearest public course this weekend, before re-burying the clubs.
Now that you've got the scoop on one thing that's totally hip, take a look at the rest of what's hot and what's not this week. Feel free to share with your co-workers, buddies, significant others –- and particularly your fathers:
Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays. Got inside scoop on an up-and-coming trend? Want to declare something passé? Send this glimpse of your hipness to firstname.lastname@example.org.